The 20th anniversary edition of The Rocketeer, now available in high-definition on Disney Blu-ray, will blast across the screen on Thursday, July 26, for "Disney Night" at the Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture 2012, delighting thousands with the story of a dangerous mission that transforms an ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero.
The Rocketeer centers around the discovery of a top-secret jetpack that hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who is a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world. The movie stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, and Alan Arkin.
The Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company, with support from Hamilton Watches, is one of the most popular attractions at AirVenture each year. Programming begins nightly at 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Saturday).
"The Disney audience and EAA AirVenture attendees share a great family culture," said Rod Hightower, EAA President/CEO. "We couldn't be happier to show this great Disney feature at AirVenture."
The Ford team was instrumental in orchestrating the addition of Disney to the weeklong venue.
"We constantly strive to make the Fly-In Theater experience a highpoint at AirVenture, and we look forward to this year's Disney Night as the first of many," said Kevin Keling, corporate events manager at Ford.
The free nightly movies are attended by thousands and are shown on a huge five-story outdoor screen. Other movies scheduled for this year include: 633 Squadron on Sunday, July 22; 30 Seconds Over Tokyo on Monday, July 23; Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on Tuesday, July 24; Red Tails on Wednesday, July 25; Star Trek (2009) on Friday, July 27; and The Great Waldo Pepper on Saturday, July 28.